Colombo de Giraumon

Turban squash or giraumon a turban

There is recipe using a squash native from the Caribbean. Giraumon come in 3 main edible varieties Giraumon, turban squash and Eisine squash. Despite their attractive decorative effect,
these squash have a firm, sweet and mealy texture.

For 4 people :

  • 1 Onion, finely sliced.
  • 2 cloves Garlic, crushed.
  • 2 teaspoon of Curry powder.
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed.
  • 1/2 Red chili, finely sliced.
  • 450g of Giraumon, peeled and chopped in cubes.
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped.
  • 1 tablespoon Sultanas.
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar.
  • Juice of 1 lemon.
  • Salt, pepper.

In a heavy pot, sweat of the onion, the garlic and the chili. Avoid any coloration. Add the spices and cook for 5 minutes. When this is done, add the giraumon, the tomatoes and the sultanas, sprinkle with the lemon juice and allow to cook for 30 to 40 minutes stirring frequently to ensure that it doesn't catch.

It makes a great accompaniment to pineapple glazed ham or black pudding or simply some rice.

"We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat or drink, for dining alone is leading the life of lion or wolf"


Vegan/ Vegetarian/ Dairy free/ Gluten free.